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Lot 157. Very Fine Pair of Jadeite and Lavender Jadeite Bangles. Estimate on Request© Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

HONG KONG.- Tiancheng International’s Jewellery and Jadeite Autumn Auction will be held on 26 November, offering a dazzling array of natural jadeite, coloured gemstones, precious diamonds, and distinctive pieces from prestigious jewellers and designers. Leading the sale is a pair of natural jadeite and lavender jadeite bangles that is of exceeding rarity. Also gracing the auction are coveted gemstones hailing from fabled mines, including an 18.18-carat natural unheated “pigeon’s blood” ruby ring from Mogok, Burma and a 13.56-carat natural untreated Colombian Muzo emerald ring. Garnering a wide spectrum of treasures, the sale is set to be no doubt one to look out for.

Connie Huang, Managing Director and Head of Jewellery Department of Tiancheng International, remarks, “Tiancheng International has always been sparing no effort in sourcing one-of-a-kind pieces for jewellery aficionados. This season, we are thrilled to offer a pair of natural jadeite and lavender jadeite bangles of exceptional quality. Of astonishingly fine texture, the two bangles are perfect complements for each other with sumptuous emerald green and graceful lavender hue. Matchless in vivacity that comes in the sublime pair, these bangles are not to be missed by discerning collectors.”

The Preview of the Autumn Auction will be held from 20 to 25 November (10am to 6pm), and the Auction will take place on 26 November 2021 (1pm) at 30/F Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. Apart from bidding in person, or by absentee and telephone bidding, buyers can also participate in our auction using our online bidding platform.

OPULENT JADEITE

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Lot 157. Very Fine Pair of Jadeite and Lavender Jadeite Bangles. Estimate on Request© Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

Bangles are among some of the finest pieces in jadeite collecting and are highly sought after by connoisseurs. Jadeite bangles of superior quality are exceptionally difficult to come by as they have to be carved from an entire piece of premium-grade boulder. Plump and robust, this pair of bangles shows off their captivating hues in full roundness. The rich and radiant emerald green, as well as the luscious and beguiling lavender are the perfect embodiments of auspiciousness and harmony.

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Lot 60. Jadeite and Diamond Necklace. Estimate: HK$ 4,000,000 - 6,000,000/US$ 513,000 - 770,000© Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

The production of jadeite necklaces requires a large amount of rough of homogenous quality. It also puts the craftsman’s expertise to the test, as it involves highly complicated polishing procedures. The current lot consists of 82 beads of luxuriant green hue and remarkable translucency, forming two substantial strands that could be worn separately.

COLOURED GEMSTONES

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Lot 80. 18.18-Carat Natural Unheated Burmese Mogok “Pigeon’s Blood” Ruby and Diamond Ring; Diamonds together weighing approx. 9.65 carats. Estimate: HK$ 7,500,000 - 9,500,000/US$ 962,000 - 1,218,000. © Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

Natural Burmese rubies are typically smaller in size, so those of 5 carats or above are very difficult to come by. Over the past decade, superior-quality Burmese rubies of an impressive size are like gold dust in the auction market. This true wonder of nature, weighing over 18 carats, was unearthed 3 from the famed Mogok mine in Burma. Surrounded by a garland of brilliant white diamonds, the irresistible fiery ruby, displaying the most desirable “pigeon’s blood” crimson hue, is the epitome of opulence.

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Lot 156. 13.56-Carat Natural Untreated Colombian Muzo Emerald and Diamond Ring; Diamonds together weighing approx. 5.50 carats. Estimate: HK$ 6,500,000 - 9,500,000/US$ 833,300 - 1,218,000© Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

Among emeralds, those originating from the Muzo mines in Colombia are the rarest, and are celebrated for their vibrant, lush green hue. This highly-coveted quality is known as “oil drop” by the locals, indicating a hue so rich and saturated that it seems as if oil could drip from them. At 13.56 carats, this emerald is a proud native of Muzo. Free of any oil enhancements, it is endowed with a mesmerising green and unrivalled clarity, making it an outstanding possession that deserves pride of place in any private collection.

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Lot 155. 67.61-Carat Natural Unheated Mozambican Paraiba Tourmaline and Diamond Necklace; Diamonds together weighing approx. 8.00 carats. Estimate: HK$ 880,000 - 1,200,000/US$ 113,000 - 154,000© Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

Heat treatment is a common enhancement for Paraiba tourmalines. Heated at a relatively low temperature, the process enhances the hue of the gemstone while leaving its chemical composition and its overall stability intact. Fewer than 1% of Paraiba tourmalines in the market are free of heat treatment, of which this impressive 67.61-carat natural Paraiba tourmaline is one. The gemstone displays a gentle bluish green colour and superb clarity reminiscent of the limpidity of a flowing stream, which is echoed by the sparkles of the scintillating diamonds that surround it, granting the necklace with a dignified glamour.

DAZZLING DIAMONDS

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Lot 44. 3.54-Carat Natural Fancy Greenish Blue VS2 Clarity Excellent Polish Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 5,500,000 - 8,500,000/US$ 705,000 - 1,090,000. © Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

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Lot 99. 17.01-Carat Natural Fancy Vivid Yellow VS1 Clarity Diamond Ring. Estimate: HK$ 5,400,000 - 8,400,000/US$ 692,000 - 1,080,000© Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

In addition to magnificent jadeite and coloured gemstones, resplendent diamonds are also fabulous gifts from nature. This autumn, Tiancheng International is offering a 3.54-carat natural fancy greenish blue diamond ring and a 17.01-carat natural fancy vivid yellow diamond ring. The pear-shaped blue diamond glistens with serenity; while the ample yellow diamond exudes a glorious golden hue, rendering it a spectacular sight to behold.

BRANDED TREASURES

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Lot 64. Karat Gold, Sapphire and Diamond “Bouquet” Brooch, Cartier. Sapphires and diamonds together weighing approx. 11.75 and 7.35 carats respectively. Estimate: HK$ 180,000 - 280,000/US$ 23,000 - 36,000. © Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

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Lot 63. Karat Gold, Sapphire and Diamond “Bouquet” Earclips; and Matching Bracelet, Cartier. Sapphires and diamonds together weighing approx. 26.75 and 11.75 carats respectively. Estimate: HK$ 380,000 - 580,000/US$ 49,000 - 74,400. © Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

With their superb craftsmanship and enduring appeal, pieces by celebrated jewellers have long enthralled connoisseurs all over the world. This season, Tiancheng International brings to collectors a selection of exquisite branded jewellery, including these two sapphire and diamond “bouquet” lots by Cartier. The skilful artisans first fashioned sapphires, diamonds, and karat gold into delicate petals, then carefully styled them into blooming flowers. From alluring petals to lively pistils and sepals, every single detail has been meticulously crafted, culminating in the sophisticated pieces that are sure to set hearts aflutter.

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Lot 68. Diamond Bracelet, Van Cleef & Arpels, circa 1969. Diamonds together weighing approx. 14.75 carats. Estimate: HK$ 650,000 - 950,000/US$ 83,300 - 122,000. © Tiancheng International Auctioneer Limited.

This exquisite diamond bracelet was created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1969. The baguette and circular-cut diamonds are set alongside each other in an artistic, symmetrical design, manifesting the very essence of a classic, old-world charm.